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Donald Roy Wilson

Died: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
Location: Tyhee Stake Building

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
Location: Tyhee Stake Building

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Donald Roy Wilson passed away on January 2, 2019 in Pocatello, ID, at the age of 85, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 29, 1933 in Salmon, ID to William McLachlan Wilson and Adele Fay Kingsbury. He was the fourth child with an older sister and two older brothers.

Don attended school in Forney, ID, Blackfoot, ID, Missoula, MT, Salmon, ID and Rexburg, ID. The day before graduation he married the love of his life, Alice Smith, in the Idaho Falls Temple for time and all eternity.

After marriage, they moved to Forney, ID to help his dad ranch for one year. Then it was off to work at the Cobalt Mine in Cobalt, ID. In 1956 they moved to Pocatello, ID. He worked for Consolidated Freight Ways and Garrett Freight Lines. About 1980, he bought his own semi and he and mom drove the Western States for 20 years.

He and mom served a mission for 18 months in Winslow, AZ; for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Don is survived by his wife, Alice, Pocatello, ID; his 4 children, Jeff (Leona) Wilson, Pocatello, ID, Beverly (Bill) Saunders, Nephi, UT, Mike (Cindy) Wilson, Hermiston, OR and Mitch (Cindy) Wilson, Hermiston, OR; 18 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister; 2 brothers; a nephew; and a grandson.

A viewing will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home. 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11 am at the LDS Tyhee 7th Ward Church, 12146 W. Tyhee Road Pocatello, ID. 83202, with a viewing for one hour prior.

Interment will follow at the Sugar City Cemetery, Rexburg, ID.




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Fred N
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
To the Family,
I want to express how sorry to read about your loss. Losing a family member can be very painful. When I lost my father, I found comfort in what the Bible teaches.
I fully believe, as the Bible teaches, that God will restore paradisaic conditions to our earth and that he yearns to bring back to life on earth those who have died—including our family members. (Job 14:14, 15; John 5:28, 29)
We can look forward to the day when we will hold and embrace them again. Every time we hear the word “paradise,” that hope warms our hearts! In the meantime, we can take comfort in the fact that they are in God’s memory.
I hope the same thoughts may bring your family comfort in dealing with your loss.

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